The Vietnam War

American and Her Allies' involvement in Southeast Asia from 1959 to 1975

The ''Ho Chi Minh Trail''

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/the-ho-chi-minh-trail 31st Jul 2021 - One of the most effective logistic endeavors of The Vietnam War, The North Vietnamese Army created a major supply movement point through The Annamite …

US Mark 44 ''Lazy Boy'' Bomb

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/us-mark-44-lazy-boy-bomb 31st Jul 2021 - Nicknamed The “Lazy Boy”, The Mark 44 was actually not a Bomb by conventional sense. Considered a Kinetic Projectile, The Mark 44 was an A …

US M546 ''Beehive'' AP Shell

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/us-m546-beehive-ap-shell 31st Jul 2021 - Better known as “The Beehive”, The Model 546 Anti-Personnel Shell was an Artillery Round used in The Vietnam War. Deployed against Enemy T …

Strategic Bombing Missions (1960s)

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/strategic-bombing-missions-1960s 31st Jul 2021 - The Policy that evolved into what would be the American and Allied Strategic Bombing of North Vietnam and it’s assets, developed out of the need …

US Randal M18 Attack Knife

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/us-randal-m18-attack-knife 31st Jul 2021 - Many different Combat Knives were used during The Vietnam War of the 1960s. Each Military Branch had it’s own issued  (and non-issued) vers …

US S&W M19 .357 Magnum Revolver

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/us-sw-m19-357-magnum-revolver 31st Jul 2021 - First designed in the 1930s by The Smith and Wesson Firearms Company, it basic need was to support the powerful Magnum round, then needed by American …

US M16 5.56mm Rifle

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/us-m16-556mm-rifle 31st Jul 2021 - The US Model 16  5.56mm Rifle was first deployed with American Forces during The Vietnam War (1965-1975). Seen as a replacement for The Model 14 …

Soviet AK 47 7.62mm Assault Rifle

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/soviet-ak-47-762mm-assault-rifle 31st Jul 2021 - Iconic in appearance  (and sound!), The Soviet AK-47 Assault Rifle is often considered one of the finest Assault Rifles ever produced. Designs we …

US M14 7.62mm Rifle

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/us-m14-762mm-rifle 31st Jul 2021 - The US Model 14  7.62mm Rifle was the replacement for the long-lived, US M-1 Garand Battle Rifle, used with great success during World War II and …

US M79 40mm Grenade Launcher

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/us-m79-40mm-grenade-launcher 31st Jul 2021 - First designed in 1952 and officially fielded by The US Military in 1961, The Model 79. 40mm Grenade Launcher was the first successful attempt to depl …

US M18A1 Claymore AP Mine

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/us-m18a1-claymore-ap-mine 31st Jul 2021 - Developed in 1952, The US Model 18A1 Anti-Personnel Mine (nicknamed “The Claymore”, after The Scottish Great Sword of The Middle Ages), wa …

Vietnamese Non La Hat

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/vietnamese-non-la-hat 31st Jul 2021 - The iconic Non La Hat, while not indicative to Vietnam, was a hand made conical shaped Headgear worn by “Common” People  (mostly Farm …